This guide links out to open access databases, repositories and finding tools, citation management tools, and other resources for finding articles and dissertations that are freely available. The focus is on education research in Africa, although many of the repositories are interdisciplinary. Feel free to email Tasha Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org if you find a broken link on this page or wish to suggest an additional resource.
Research4Life provides developing countries with free or low cost access to academic and professional peer-reviewed content online. Kenyatta University is one of the eligible institutions. Research4Life provides:
More information may be found at http://www.research4life.org
JournalTOCs is a current awareness service and offers tables of contents (TOCs) for the newest issues of thousands of academic journals via this free website. Type in the name of any journal in the search box on the homepage to access that journal's latest table of contents. One may also browse by publishers and subjects.
Citation management tools will store your references and article, create bibliographies instantly, and may be used with Word or Open/Libre Office to format your papers. The tools below are freely available.
The following links provide access to mostly historical (out of copyright) eBooks, with the exception of the National Academies Press eBooks, Some collections are only partially open access.